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Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 246
College: Louisiana Tech
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Paul Millsap scored a team-high 19 points during a 96-91 win over the Nets on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
The Nets left him open from deep and Millsap made them pay. He did have a shoulder injury heading into the postseason, but he ditched the protective padding for this game. Based on the line tonight, he won't be using a protective padding on his shoulder again. The Hawks will take their 2-0 lead to Brooklyn for Game 3 on Saturday. Apr 22 - 10:41 PM

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Paul Millsap will play without his protective shoulder pad in Game 2 vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

Millsap also participated in practice on Tuesday and this is a great sign that his shoulder injury is progressing well. He struggled in Game 1 with just six points on 2-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block, but it will be interesting to see how he fares tonight without the shoulder pad.
Apr 22 - 10:52 AM

Paul Millsap (shoulder) was able to take part in Tuesday's practice.

Millsap is dealing with a right shoulder sprain and contusion, but was able to practice without the compression shirt or the pad he has worn in the past two games since his return to the lineup. While he did have kinesiology tape on his shoulder, the lack of compression shirt should be a a good sign as Millsap attempts to get healthy for what the Hawks hope is a long playoff run.
Apr 21 - 1:24 PM

Paul Millsap said he could ditch his protective shoulder pad in Game 2.

The move would be designed in order to improve his range of motion. Millsap struggled offensively in Game 1 as he shot just 2-of-11 from the floor, and he also admitted that he's being extra cautious with the shoulder right now. The Hawks are now dealing with injuries to both of their starting bigs with Al Horford suffering a dislocated finger.
Apr 20 - 12:31 PM

Paul Millsap (sore shoulder) struggled offensively on Sunday, scoring six points on 2-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 33 minutes.

''Anybody coming off an injury, they kind of favor their injury," Millsap said before the game. "They don't want it to get hit. I'm going to try not to think about it, but it's tough.'' The Hawks' offense shot a relatively poor 43.0 percent from the field, but they knocked down 21-of-22 free throws to escape with a 99-92 win. Millsap should be ready to play heavy minutes in Game 2 whether or not his shoulder is 100 percent.
Source: AP
Apr 19 - 8:33 PM

Paul Millsap (shoulder) returned to action on Wednesday vs. the Bulls and scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting with six boards and four assists in 27 minutes.

He managed to save his line by adding four steals and two blocks, but he looked really rusty tonight and the Hawks probably should have rested him. Millsap said that there was still some soreness in his shoulder, so it looks like the issue could linger into the playoffs. The good news is that Millsap should be able to play through the injury, but we will pass along additional details if we hear anything else.
Apr 15 - 11:22 PM

Paul Millsap (shoulder) will be in the starting lineup against the Bulls on Wednesday.

His shoulder was still a little tender on Tuesday, so it's a surprise to see Millsap active when the Hawks have nothing to play for. Millsap has missed the last five games, so his minutes will likely be held in check tonight. If anything, the Hawks will just be glad to have him back with playoffs right around the corner. Mike Muscala will move back to the bench, but he could get some decent minutes with Mike Scott on the shelf.
Apr 15 - 1:40 PM

Paul Millsap (shoulder) is officially being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it doesn't seem very logical for the Hawks to risk Millsap aggravating his shoulder injury in a meaningless game, so we're going to assume he's much more closer to doubtful than questionable. Mike Muscala will draw the start if Millsap can't go, but he has been struggling lately, and would make for a risky play in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Apr 14 - 5:04 PM

Paul Millsap said that his shoulder "is still a little tender in areas," and there is still no official decision on his status for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

We're going to assume Millsap spends Wednesday's game on the sidelines, as the Hawks would like him to be 100 percent for the playoffs, and they have nothing to gain in a meaningless game against the Bulls. Mike Scott (back) has already been ruled out for Wednesday, so if Millsap does indeed sit out tomorrow’s game, Mike Muscala will get all the run he can handle. Stay tuned.
Apr 14 - 2:56 PM

Paul Millsap (shoulder) took part in practice on Tuesday.

Millsap has missed five games with his shoulder injury and will likely make it a sixth on Wednesday as the Hawks have nothing to play for against the Bulls. With Hawks' focused on getting Millsap healthy for the playoffs, Mike Scott and Mike Muscala will likely again see a minutes boost on Wednesday and would be a solid play in daily leagues if Millsap sits.
Apr 14 - 1:38 PM

Paul Millsap (shoulder) has been ruled out for both Friday's game vs. the Hornets, as well as Sunday's game vs. the Wizards.

It'll be Mike Muscala and Mike Scott stepping it up in Millsap's absence, with Scott offering a bit more upside. They'll draw a favorable matchup against the Hornets tonight, and after going off for 20 points and eight rebounds on Wednesday, Scott is someone to consider in daily leagues. Millsap is just dealing with a shoulder contusion, and head coach Mike Budenholzer said he's not concerned about Millsap's availability for the playoffs, so this doesn't sound like a major issue. We'll consider him questionable for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.
Apr 10 - 12:00 PM

Paul Millsap (shoulder) is unlikely to suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

Millsap was not made available to the media during shootaround, and he's listed as "out" in the Hawks' game notes, so it seems very unlikely he'll be able to play. With Millsap unavailable, Mike Muscala will continue to start, but with averages of 10.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 1.0 block per game as a starter, he's not much more than a low-end play in deep leagues. Mike Scott will also see some extended run, and coming off a 20-point game, he'd be someone to consider in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Apr 10 - 10:44 AM

Updating a previous item, Paul Millsap (shoulder) will miss at least the next two games.

The diagnosis of a shoulder sprain and contusion was confirmed by the team. Millsap will sit out the upcoming back-to-back set, and then he'll likely be reevaluated at that point. Without Millsap in the lineup, expect more playing time for the likes of Mike Muscala, Mike Scott, Pero Antic and maybe even Elton Brand as Atlanta has clinched the top seed and is in firm preparation mode for the playoffs.
Apr 6 - 11:16 AM

Paul Millsap has been diagnosed with a right shoulder contusion and mild sprain, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Phew. We are expected to learn more in terms of what that means for Millsap's timetable, but we know he's out for now and it's not considered to be a serious injury. Owners really need to wait to see what his recovery looks like before pursuing a course of action, but if he is forced to miss any extended time, and that's possible considering how careful the Hawks will be heading into the postseason, Mike Scott, Pero Antic and possibly Elton Brand could all see an uptick in minutes.
Apr 6 - 9:23 AM

Paul Millsap injured his shoulder in Saturday's game vs. the Nets and he will not be able to return.

Millsap did say that he was feeling fine at the time of the injury, but the Hawks were running away with this one and there was no need for them to risk his health. The Hawks will reportedly run some tests on Millsap's shoulder on Sunday, so we will update his status once we know more. Mike Muscala started the second half and figures to see a boost in value if Millsap is forced to miss any additional time.
Apr 4 - 8:48 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Shelvin Mack
SG1Kyle Korver
2Thabo Sefolosha
3John Jenkins
4Austin Daye
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
C1Al Horford
2Pero Antic
3Elton Brand
4Mike Muscala